Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Jan. 27, 2009
VDOT pre-treated are roads in anticipation of morning snowfall
Motorists should use caution
FREDERICKSBURG — In anticipation of the area’s first measurable snow fall, VDOT crews applied a salt brine solution on I-95 through the Fredericksburg region during the overnight hours.
Crews will continue to work around the clock throughout the duration of the storm applying chemicals, abrasives and plowing, if necessary on the primary, secondary and subdivision streets VDOT strives to clear all state maintained roads within 48 hours after a winter weather event.
At this time, the interstate, primary and major secondarys are reported as wet with a few slick spots especially at bridges and overpasses. Visit http://www.511virginia.org/RoadConditions.aspx?j=All&r=1 for road condition updates statewide.
VDOT urges motorists to observe the following winter driving tips:
· Make sure your vehicle is winter ready.
· Keep an emergency driving kit in your car and wear your seatbelt.
· Keep a safe distance of at least five seconds behind other vehicles.
· Be aware of potentially icy areas such as shady spots and bridges.
· When driving on ice, don’t slam on your brakes. Travel gently. Turn slowly. Sudden changes can cause your car to spin out of control.
For real time travel information call 511 or visit www.511virginia.org. For winter preparedness information, visit: www.virginiadot.org/news/snowseason.asp
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